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Tom Brady explains why he keeps playing while conflicts escalate

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It’s been a challenging year for Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, who have dropped two of their past three games, Including Sunday’s 34-23 loss to the Bengals.

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mid season filled with difficult circumstancesNow, the seven-time Super Bowl champ knows is “not the time to feel sorry for yourself” and keep moving forward as the postseason approaches.

“It’s interesting because you’ll think, ‘Oh, well, why is he still playing?'” Because all you want to do is win, and that’s all sports should be about is winning. And I agree that it should be about winning, but it’s also, I look at it like, No, what am I learning? What am I learning from Putting in a similar amount of energy over the past two years and not winning? What does that teach me?” Brady said Monday His SiriusXM podcast, “Let’s Go!”

“You know, why do we feel entitled to win all the time? It wasn’t. That’s not what life is about.”

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Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady looks to pass against the Bengals on December 18, 2022.
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Brady enjoyed instant success upon joining the Pirates in 2020 after two decades with the Patriots. Not only did Tampa Bay win the Super Bowl in February 2021, but it advanced to the group stage of the playoffs the following year before being knocked out by the Rams.

Now at 6-8, the Buccaneers still have a contract on the NFC South with three games remaining, two of which are against divisional opponents. Even during a difficult year Whether on or off the fieldOn Monday, Brady noted how a woe mentality isn’t the way forward.

Pirates Tom Brady leaves the field after a game against the Bengals on December 18, 2022.
Pirates Tom Brady leaves the field after a game against the Bengals on December 18, 2022.
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“I think anyone who’s been through life and struggles with their job or struggles in other aspects of life, when you put effort and energy into it, you know, what do you learn from that versus, you know, why is this happening to you and you?” said the year-old quarterback. 45 years old.

“You’re not a victim of that. We’re not a victim of losing games. The sun came out today. We’ve got something to do about it. Wake up, we’ve got a chance. This isn’t the time to feel sorry for yourself. So get up and go and get better and better and work harder and work harder” .

The Bradys and Buccaneers will have a chance to bounce back from a disappointing showing on Sunday with a climactic game on Christmas Day against the Cardinals (4-10).

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady looks to catch up on the loss to the Bengals on December 18, 2022.
Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady looks to catch up on the loss to the Bengals on December 18, 2022.
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Although Brady has been dedicated to football since the start of his 23rd season in the NFL, Quarterback marriage To supermodel Gisele Bundchen It was subjected to intense speculation in September With the start of the regular season. The two confirmed in October They are divorcing After 13 years of marriage.

“We have been blessed with beautiful, wonderful children who will continue to be the center of our world in every way. We will continue to work together as parents to ensure that they always get the love and attention they deserve. We came to this decision to end our marriage after a lot of thinking.”

Brady and Bundchen, 42 I have two children togetherson Benjamin, 13, and daughter Vivienne, 10. The quarterback is also dad to 15-year-old son Jack, whom he shares with ex Bridget Moynahan.

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